Issue: Spring 2009
COVER STORY: Here Comes the Sun
A Letter from the President
MIT and solar energy.
Thanks to a new finding by biologist Ram Sasisekharan, the bird flu virus may not endanger human life.
Prof. Heidi Nepf says that plant life can help repair damage to nature.
Prof. Sandy Pentland says that understanding our unconscious social patterns can make us better managers, workers, and communicators.
Prof. Yung Ho Chang, one of China's top architects, is now building a sustainable town in Shanghai.
Economist Amy Finkelstein says the ability to zoom through a tollbooth has a price.
Freshman David Young, who developed "green" cement, is now building low-income houses in Guatemala.
Power of Inspiration
Senior Justin Tan is establishing a chain of stroke rehabilitation clinics across Southeast Asia.
Ben Gulak invents an electric motorcycle and lands on the cover of Popular Science magazine.